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Otto Porter knew from a season's worth of experience that Florida Gulf Coast would make stopping him a priority. But this time, in the bright spotlight of the NCAA tournament, Porter wasn't able to overcome that increased pressure.
Before his Georgetown Hoyas left for their trip to China in the summer of 2011, coach John Thompson III began to see what he had in Otto Porter Jr.
Porter is never going to rock the boat, while Starks — who wants to run for political office one day — makes grand statements that make coach John Thompson III's eyes roll.
Otto Porter scored 20 points, and Georgetown made a season-high 15 steals and got a rare first-half boost from a walk-on Wednesday night in a 74-52 win over Seton Hall.
After starting 0-2 in Big East play for the first time in 11 years and losing forward Greg Whittington for academic reasons, Georgetown has won four of five, including back-to-back wins over then-No. 24 Notre Dame and then-No. 5 Louisville as it heads into Wednesday's home game against Seton Hall.
Whittington ranks second on the team in points (12.1) and rebounds (7.0) per game.
Porter had 20 points and eight rebounds Wednesday night as Georgetown won its eighth consecutive game against Providence despite being without second-leading scorer Greg Whittington.
Davante Gardner made two free throws with 8.3 seconds left and Marquette had to hang on while No. 15 Georgetown missed a deciding free throw before getting a 49-48 victory Saturday.
Rebounding is one of the aspects of basketball that can be difficult to teach, given the unpredictable nature of where the ball will bounce, combined with the complex chemistry of positioning, strength, agility and desire needed to corral it, all the while fending off an opposing player hoping to do the exact same thing.
The boxscore says American committed only seven turnovers against No. 15 Georgetown, including just one after halftime.The boxscore says American committed only seven turnovers against No. 15 Georgetown, including just one after halftime.
Greg Whittington scored a career-high 25 points, and No. 15 Georgetown beat Western Carolina 81-68 Saturday in a game played as executives discussed the future of the Hoyas and the Big East conference.
Georgetown has played in its fair share of uncomfortably close games during the first eight contests of the season. While the optimist might suggest this kind of trial by fire will prepare the Hoyas for the rigors of the Big East campaign, the pessimist has an eye on another issue.
Georgetown coach John Thompson III generally bristles when asked about his team running the Princeton offense, which features an array of precision passes, backdoor cuts and other off-ball movements that makes it difficult to defend.
John Thompson III wasn't happy. His Georgetown Hoyas had upset No. 11 UCLA on Monday and taken No. 1 Indiana into overtime before losing Tuesday. Four days later, the Hoyas were barely ahead of Mount St. Mary's at halftime.
Georgetown might have been expected to look past Liberty a bit, and instead think ahead to next week's games against No. 13 UCLA and, possibly, No. 1 Indiana. Well, junior forward Nate Lubick pretty much said that's what happened to the Hoyas.
When Thompson was asked whether Whittington would be back for the next game he said, "I can't tell you right now."
"We ran the flex in high school," sophomore forward Greg Whittington said. "I know how to defend it. They have different options they can do, but if we stay poised and communicate, we should be able to work through it."